CONCORD (CBS SF) — A Concord police officer en route to an emergency call suffered minor injuries when a suspected drunk driver crashed into his patrol car Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the officer was driving north on Oak Grove Road around 12:40 p.m. with the patrol car’s emergency lights and sirens on when the driver of a Ford Fiesta made an illegal left turn in front of his car. The officer was unable to avoid the Ford and broadsided it, according to police.READ MORE: Bay Area Sees Population Explosion Of Feral Cats; Pandemic Hinders Spay/Neuter Efforts
The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Police said the driver of the Ford Fiesta, identified as 45-year-old Margaret Collins of Concord, was uninjured in the crash.READ MORE: COVID, Homeless Encampments Are Final Straws For School In San Jose's Little Italy Neighborhood
After further investigation, officers determined that Collins had been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to the Concord Police Department Jail. Police said she would be cited and released.
The investigation into the collision is ongoing.MORE NEWS: COVID: Health Officials Find More CoCo County Restaurants Not Checking Vaccine Cards
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